Table 4a. Export Shipment Characteristics by Export Mode and Country of Destination: 2007

Table 4a. Export Shipment Characteristics by Export Mode and Country of Destination: 2007

Estimates are based on data from the 2007 Commodity Flow Survey. Because of rounding, estimates may not be additive.

All modes

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Country of destination Value Tons Value Tons
2007
(million $)
Percent 2007 (thousands) Percent CV 1 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total 873,409 100 479,578 100 2.5 - 4.2 -
Canada 197,503 100 101,198 100 7.2 - 9.2 -
Mexico 81,719 100 68,327 100 5.9 - 19 -
All other foreign countries 594,186 100 310,053 100 3 - 6.5 -

Single modes

Country of destination Value Tons Value Tons
2007
(million $)
Percent 2007 (thousands) Percent CV 1 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total 777,854 89.1 461,065 96.1 2.9 0.5 4.6 0.5
Canada 167,158 84.6 93,080 92 7.9 0.7 9.9 1.1
Mexico 66,667 81.6 61,894 90.6 6.6 2.2 21.8 3
All other foreign countries 544,029 91.6 306,092 98.7 3.4 0.6 6.8 0.5

Truck 2

Country of destination Value Tons Value Tons
2007
(million $)
Percent 2007 (thousands) Percent CV 1 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total 155,630 17.8 57,565 12 2.4 0.6 4.5 0.7
Canada 114,194 57.8 42,550 42 2.8 2.9 7.2 3.6
Mexico 41,435 50.7 15,015 22 6.4 2.3 9.3 3.4

Rail

Country of destination Value Tons Value Tons
2007
(million $)
Percent 2007 (thousands) Percent CV 1 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total 34,610 4 50,617 10.6 11.3 0.4 10.1 1.1
Canada 23,310 11.8 29,847 29.5 14.7 1.7 10.8 2.2
Mexico 11,283 13.8 20,760 30.4 14.1 2 19.4 5.2
All other foreign countries S S 10 - S S 42.8 -

Water

Country of destination Value Tons Value Tons
2007
(million $)
Percent 2007 (thousands) Percent CV 1 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total 306,191 35.1 348,035 72.6 3.9 0.8 6 1.6
Canada 5,683 2.9 20,575 20.3 46.8 1.1 34.8 4.1
Mexico 8,527 10.4 24,891 36.4 36.4 2.9 48.3 7.8
All other foreign countries 291,981 49.1 302,569 97.6 4.7 1.2 6.9 0.6

Air (incl truck and air)

Country of destination Value Tons Value Tons
2007
(million $)
Percent 2007 (thousands) Percent CV 1 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total 279,987 32.1 3,671 0.8 4.5 0.7 6.2 0.1
Canada 23,969 12.1 108 0.1 45.3 3.6 15.8 -
Mexico 3,987 4.9 51 0.1 14.4 1 15.1 -
All other foreign countries 252,031 42.4 3,513 1.1 3.1 0.9 6.6 0.1

Pipeline 3

Country of destination Value Tons Value Tons
2007
(million $)
Percent 2007 (thousands) Percent CV 1 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total S S S S S S S S
Canada S S S S S S S S
Mexico S S S S S S S S

Multiple modes

Country of destination Value Tons Value Tons
2007
(million $)
Percent 2007 (thousands) Percent CV 1 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total 57,293 6.6 511 0.1 4.6 0.4 6 -
Canada 14,801 7.5 238 0.2 8.2 0.5 7.1 -
Mexico 1,875 2.3 32 - 23.6 0.5 36.7 -
All other foreign countries 40,617 6.8 241 0.1 6.8 0.5 9.6 -

Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier

Country of destination Value Tons Value Tons
2007
(million $)
Percent 2007 (thousands) Percent CV 1 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total 57,293 6.6 511 0.1 4.6 0.4 6 -
Canada 14,801 7.5 238 0.2 8.2 0.5 7.1 -
Mexico 1,875 2.3 32 - 23.6 0.5 36.7 -
All other foreign countries 40,617 6.8 241 0.1 6.8 0.5 9.6 -

Other and unknown modes

Country of destination Value Tons Value Tons
2007
(million $)
Percent 2007 (thousands) Percent CV 1 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total 38,262 4.4 18,002 3.8 5.9 0.3 10.2 0.5
Canada 15,544 7.9 7,880 7.8 5.8 0.6 16.3 1.1
Mexico 13,178 16.1 6,401 9.4 14.9 2.2 20.5 3
All other foreign countries 9,541 1.6 3,720 1.2 10.8 0.2 30.7 0.5

KEY: S = Estimate does not meet publication standards because of high sampling variability or poor response quality. - = Zero or Less than half the unit shown; thus, it has been rounded to zero.

1 Coefficient of Variation.
2 "Truck" as a single mode includes shipments that were made by only private truck, only for-hire truck, or a combination of private and for-hire truck.
3 Estimates for pipeline exclude shipments of crude petroleum.

NOTES: Value-of-shipment estimates have not been adjusted for price changes. Estimated measures of sampling variability for each estimate known as coefficients of variation (CV) are also provided in these tables. More information on sampling error, confidentiality protection, nonsampling error, sample design, and definitions may be found at http://www.bts.gov/cfs.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 Economic Census: Transportation Commodity Flow Survey, December 2009.